Research in the tropics

Friday October 21 2011

 

Students interested in doing conservation and research in remote tropical locations are invited to hear about Operation Wallacea from intertidal ecologist, Dr. Ian Hendy on Friday, October 28 at 3:30 p.m. in Hobbs 119. Dr. Hendy was invited to LC by Dr. Dave Perault, associate professor of environmental science.

Jess Mader '12 conducted biological research in the Peruvian Amazon with Operation Wallacea this past summer. She was there for four weeks, aiding in surveys of primates, fish, dolphins, macaws, frogs, and caimans. This important research is being used to monitor population levels of these species and to develop successful conservation strategies for this imperiled region.